July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Modern man caves focus on solace, sports and luxury

The concept of the man cave is evolving. More...

A woman’s view of a man’s man

IT’S NO SECRET THAT I LOVE MANLY MEN. Give me a beer-drinking, car-repairing, sweating, brawling, spitting hunk of masculinity, and I’m happy. Well, almost. More...

Craft spirits and brews add flair to old standbys

WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN, WITH A TWIST. More...

Embracing color, slim fits and light fabric for that Florida style

Gentlemen, start your irons. More...

We do eat quiche

• 4 eggs• salt• pepper• nutmeg• 1 ½ cups half and half• About 3 cups grated hard cheesesuch as cheddar, Swiss, parmesan• Vegetables of your choice: broccolispinach, mushrooms, julienned carrots,cauliflower, etc. More...

Local men spill the beans on their toys

¦ WADDY THOMPSON, artist, photographer, designer and builder of the Spookey Bazookey melon cannon, widely seen by his friends as the most extraordinary Man Toy ever invented. Mr. More...

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Real Estate News

House Hunting:

17254 Spearmint Lane, Punta Gorda

This tastefully appointed pool home with more than 2,000 square feet of living space has plenty of room for family and friends with three bedrooms plus bonus room, living and dining areas and an extended lanai. More...

Venice Golf and Country Club honored as one of America’s healthiest clubs

The Venice Golf and Country Club, a private golf community, was recently named as “One of America’s Healthiest Clubs” by Prevo Health Solutions. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Put a lid on it

The amazing variety and beauty of coffee lids

Coffee lids. Many of us use them several times a week, or, if we have a serious java jones, every day… or even several times a day. We press them against our faces and touch our lips to them. More...

Punta Gorda play ‘A Century in Motion’ returns in August

Last spring, the Punta Gorda Historical Society dusted off the script for Ken Larkin’s “A Century in Motion” and mounted the show. More...

ArtFest deadline is Aug. 14

ArtFest Fort Myers is accepting applications from professional artists for participation in its 2016 juried show, to be held Feb. 5-8, which is expected to attract 215 artists and 85,000 art lovers. More...

Florida Lottery’s record sales result in $1.5 billion to education

The Florida Lottery reached a record of $5.58 billion in annual sales and more than $1.5 billion in transfers to education during fiscal year 2014-15, which ended June 30. More...

The Top Ten manliest movies ever

WHAT MAKES A GREAT “GUY” MOVIE? Obnoxious, immature humor, awesome action, toughness and alluring women are oft-found ingredients in the 10 best guy movies ever made, listed below. Don’t agree with our list? More...

Fast, faster, fastest: Three hot rides

Guys are often accused of not being in touch with their feelings, but we really do know better. Because when it comes to sports cars, there is only one rule: find one that makes the heart race. More...

Stylish and rugged on the water

If money was no object, some men might just take a recommendation from Yachtworld when establishing boat creds at the marina or the club, and go with, say, the Italian-made Pershing 82. More...

Cool tech for the modern man

GUYS LOVE THEIR GADGETS, AND THERE ARE dozens of popular ones to choose from. They are by turns merely amusing and indispensible, sensible and curious, inspiring, cheesy and mind blowing. These are some of our favorites, curated from the Internet. More...

Hair apparent: Rocking celeb hair style trends

Even if you don’t know who Cristiano Ronaldo is, chances are you’ve probably seen his hair around town. More...

High-powered toys for overgrown boys

THERE ARE SO MANY TOYS: MOTORCYCLES, ATVs, personal watercraft. Remotecontrolled planes, cars and boats. Guns. Knives. The tools of woodcraft, and countless more. Thus, there are so many opportunities for a guy (or a gal), and so little time. More...

Freedom Boat Club launches program for first responders and the military

Freedom Boat Club has implemented an exclusive membership program for first responders — public servants employed by the police, fire and EMS — as well as active duty and retired military. More...

Business News

Memorable meetings

Business events move out of ubiquitous halls or boardrooms and into more unique venues

Most event halls and ballrooms are the chicken Caesar salads of business and networking events: sensible and even quite excellent depending on where you go, but not especially memorable. More...

Chinese market troubles should be must-see TV

MONEY & INVESTING

Finance is extremely boring. I am not saying this because I was in the industry for more than 15 years, 14.9 of which were spent staring at Excel computer models for the majority of my day. More...

Gilded Grape celebrates 10 years of serving winemakers

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

For a decade now, Paul Malcolm, owner of The Gilded Grape Winery Inc., 4034B Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (GildedGrape.com), has been helping area residents make and bottle their own wine. More...